ZTF: Freedom’s Orbit

ZTF: Freedom’s Orbit
Emeritus Professor of English at SUNY-Buffalo
Howard R. Wolf is Emeritus Professor of English and Senior Fellow at SUNY-Buffalo and the author of three memoirs, a novel (Broadway Serenade), personal essays, and many short stories.A Fulbright Scholar in Turkey and South Africa,he is now putting together a collection ofstories, EXILES BY STARLIGHT, and a play, HOME AT THE END OF THEDAY. Mr. Wolf is a graduate of Horace Mann School, Amherst College(BA), Columbia (MA), and The University of Michigan (PH.D) where he won a Hopwood for fiction. Howard lives in Amherst, New York where he writes and cultivates a small garden.
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Second chances and renewal came to mind when I learned that the comet “ZTF” will become visible soon, after a cosmically brief 50,000 years. It’s never too early … Read more

The Particle Poet’s Inflammatory Smoking Jacket

The Particle Poet’s Inflammatory Smoking Jacket
Emeritus Professor of English at SUNY-Buffalo
Howard R. Wolf is Emeritus Professor of English and Senior Fellow at SUNY-Buffalo and the author of three memoirs, a novel (Broadway Serenade), personal essays, and many short stories.A Fulbright Scholar in Turkey and South Africa,he is now putting together a collection ofstories, EXILES BY STARLIGHT, and a play, HOME AT THE END OF THEDAY. Mr. Wolf is a graduate of Horace Mann School, Amherst College(BA), Columbia (MA), and The University of Michigan (PH.D) where he won a Hopwood for fiction. Howard lives in Amherst, New York where he writes and cultivates a small garden.
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One colleague’s smoking jacket was rumored to be the same one he had worn for twenty years without being dry-cleaned. Most faculty dressed casually in the once upon … Read more

The Jerry Duncan Show Interviews His Former Math Teacher, Leland Ahole

The Jerry Duncan Show Interviews His Former Math Teacher, Leland Ahole
Dean B. Kaner is a playwright and screenwriter, having co-produced and co-written plays for the stage with performances in New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix and Memphis. Check out The Jerry Duncan Show on YouTube, as well as on Instagram, and the sketch comedy A Bit of Biden (on Instagram) and at @abitofbiden on TikTok.

Wherein our intrepid talk radio show host interviews Leland Ahole, his former math teacher at Wasilla High. ANNOUNCER Live from under a rock in your backyard, it’s The … Read more

Learning from DeMarco

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
Jim Hightower
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Susan DeMarco was an admirable example of the virtue of citizen activism. Some are born with good luck, but I was 30 years old before Lady Luck smiled … Read more

Mid-Term Addendum to My Syllabus for Freshman Composition II

Mid-Term Addendum to My Syllabus for Freshman Composition II
Candy Schulman is a nationally recognized writer, professor and college essay coach. She has published hundreds of personal essays, humor pieces, and articles in leading print and online publications.

A teacher’s list of banned excuses for not reading the syllabus or being prepared for class. Dear Students, Sometimes I long to return to simpler days of student … Read more

Teacher Jailed For Not Finding Students Attractive

Teacher Jailed For Not Finding Students Attractive

Twenty-eight year old Lynn Sherwood is a happily married, mother of two children and she loves teaching the seventh grade. However, that all changed Friday evening when Fuggit … Read more

Hey, Teacher, Leave Them Kids’ (Sunscreen) Alone!

Welcome to Tyrades! By Danny Tyree. Controversial author Harlan Ellison once described the work of Mr. Tyree as “wonkily extrapolative” and said his mind “works like a demented cuckoo clock.” Tyree generated a particular buzz on the Internet with his column spoofing real-life Christian nudist camps. A lifelong small-town southerner, he graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. Danny welcomes reader e-mail responses at [email protected] and visits to his Facebook fan page "Tyree's Tyrades."
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What’s so fair about a fair complexion? I ask that as one who tires of “clever” remarks about onlookers being blinded by my legs when I wear shorts, … Read more

National Teacher of the Year Gives Obama A+ in Citizenship

National Teacher of the Year Gives Obama A+ in Citizenship
P. Beckert's is one voice vying for frequency room at the top of the opinion dial.Angered and bewildered by many of today’s events, P. Beckert uses humor as a tool to fightan onslaught of stupidity and ignorance that seems to permeate the airwaves and pollute the sensitivities of a once-brilliant nation. If you like her posts, become a follower and leave a comment. And don't forget to share on Facebook, Twitter and other social accounts! Syndicated from her I Said Laugh, Dammit blog.

A California teacher was named Teacher of the Year in April and as part of the distinction was flown to Washington, D.C. to receive the award from none … Read more

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